The wind along the river

Type
Book
Authors
Frances Fraser ( Fraser, Frances )
 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1968 
Publisher
Pages
83 
Subject
Siksika -- Folklore 
Abstract
"Like all tribes who pass the history and knowledge of their people from one generation to another through songs, legends, and ceremonial dances, the Blackfoot Indians are accomplished story-tellers who can listen to the wind along the river and make a song or a story from it.

Their oldest stories are myths from a forgotten time, told about gods and heroes and the forces of nature. These range from the quest theme of "The Blue End of the World" or the story of the tribe's survival by means of supernatural events in "The Dancing People" to the creation-myths of the Old Man, Na'pe, a mischievous combination of clown and god. Other stories are legends based on fragments of fact from historical time, such as the graceful and haunting legend of Sin'opa, the young girl who became a Blackfoot war-chief at seventeen and whose death is still told as sadly as if it had happened yesterday."--Book jacket. 
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